Saturday January 30, 2010
UNBC Timberwolves 92 UBC Okanagan Heat 89
Last Saturday night the Heat were able to drain the three at the end of the game to force overtime. This Saturday however, the UBC Okanagan Heat could not summon another miracle at the buzzer, falling to the UNBC Timberwolves. Ryan Fahandeg got a good look at the three, but the shot went long.
The Heat, trying to avenge an early season loss to this same Timberwolves team, faced a big challenge as UNBC had not lost on the home court this season, one of the better home court advantages in the league. The crowd of nearly 1300 people were witness to a great basketball game as the lead changed hands 14 times with no team achieving a lead greater than 10 points, a lead the Heat held early in the fourth quarter at 79-69. The Heat trailed the Timberwolves at the half 48-43 due to the otherworldly play of the Timberwolves All-Canadian point guard Indebir Gill, who had 25 points in the first half.
In the second half during the third quarter, the Heat climbed into the lead, only to lose it in the fourth as they allowed the Timberwolves to tally 27 points in the final frame. Ryan Fahandeg and Dave Joseph each notched 10 points in the second half for the Heat; Ryan led the team with 25 points on the game. Dave Joseph netted 14 points while second year post Steve Morrison chipped in with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
The Heat defend their home court against the team just below them in the standings, the Capilano University Blues, this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.